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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. A standardized test designed to efficiently measure the amount of knowledge and/or skill a person has acquired - usually as a result of classroom instruction. Such testing produces a statistical profile used as a measurement to evaluate student learn

2. Academic Language Therapy Association

3. A test in which a student's performance is compared to that of a norm group. Often used to measure and compare students - schools - districts and states.

4. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

5. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

6. Standards of Personal Conduct - Standards of Professional Conduct - Conflict of Interest - Confidentiality

7. Ability to understand and express spoken language

8. A word made from a base word by the addition of one or more affixes

9. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

10. Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile

11. Vowel - consonant - e syllable

12. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

13. The percentile score on - for example - a test is the score that represents the percent of other scores to or lower than is. If a student performs in the 85% of his or her class - it means the 85% of the other scores of students who also took the tes

14. Proceeds from the part to the whole.Reading is driven by the text. Emphasizes the written or printed text. Flesch - Gough - LaBerge and Samuels.

15. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

16. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds

17. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

18. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

19. Whole language - Drop Everythng and read - evaluation through miscues - founds of whole language

20. 1904 - reported 2 cases of "congenital word blindness" - called for schools to establish procedures for screening as well as appropriate teaching of those that were identified with congenital word-blindness

21. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

22. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes

23. Edward III - English again becomes the official language of the state -Chaucer - Canterbury Tales - English borrows from Latin and Greek languages - Anglo-French compounds appear (gentlewomen - gentlemen - faithful - etc) - Latin layer of language -

24. Multisensory Structured Language

25. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

26. A type of test score that is calculated based on the age that an average person earns a given score within the tested population.

27. State Law - Requires administration of reading instruments to diagnose reading problems. Each district does - has to notify parents and provide instruction

28. Closed syllable - open syllable - vowel- consonant-e - r controlled syllable - vowel team - final stable syllable

29. The number of words a student can read correctly in a given period of time.

30. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

31. Behaving without thinking about possible consequences. May act or speak without first thinking about how their behavior might make other people react of feel

32. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

33. The ancient Britons (Celts) conquered by Caesar in 54 c.e. - Celtic and Latin languages co-exist - Teutonic tribes (Jutes - Angles and Saxons invade) - Anglo-Saxon layer of language

34. Words used in more formal settings - Often found in literature - science - social studies in upper elem. texts. Longer than words of Anglo-Saxon Origin.

35. Initial Reading - Letters represent sounds - sound-spelling relationships

36. State Board of Eduation

37. Is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes written by school teachers are criterion-refer

38. Open syllable

39. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

40. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test

41. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

42. His research in the field of reading was fundamental to the emergence of today's scientific consensus about what reading is - how it works and what it does for the mind.

43. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

44. Confirmation and Fluency - Decoding skills - Fluency - additional strategies

45. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

46. Tests used to identify the nature and source of an individual's educational - psychological - or medical difficulties or disabilities in order to facilitate correction or remediation.

47. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

48. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

49. Scientific terminology and often appear in science texts - Greek roots are often combining forms and compound to form words.

50. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.